I wonder if any of you techy guys can help!
I have a Time 7321 laptop that I wish to give to my 11 year old son as a first laptop, I have tried to restore it back to man/default by using the 3 discs that came with the laptop: disk 1 of 2 & 2 of 2, also the notebook XP driver cd version 4 along with a floppy disk marked ME,XP notebook boot disk.
My problem is on trying the restore process, which I have done in the past with no problems was going ok for about a minute then stopped with the following message:-
No Bootable cd in atapi cd-rom
booting from removable media
staring windows millenium emergency boot..
This driver is provided by oak technology, inc..
0TI-91X atapi cd-rom device driver, revD91XV352
©copyright oak technology, inc 1987-1997
device name : cdrom
transfer : programmed I/0
A:\1h MSCDEX /d:cdrom /L:X
MSCDEX VERSION 2.25
copyright © microsoft corp. 1986-1995
Drive X:= driver cdrom unit 0
cdr101: not ready reading drive x
abort, retry, fail
I then tried it again, by using all 3 disks as mentioned without bootup floppy inserted all that is coming up is:
No bootable cd in atapi
hardisk boot sector invalid
press 'H' to retry hardisk, any other key for floppy
Kept pressing it but to no avail!
Put floppy back in and it went back through the procedure again stopping at the flashing 'A' prompt
I cannot see anything now about MSCDEX, and come to mention nothing now from the very beginning about the original floppy disk content, for that matter, for some reason all that is showing on the screen is what I say below. Maybe do you think the floppy is corrupted for some reason?? if so how would I go about fixing the boot disk back to its original state to be able to get me started to restore.
The Screen displayed the following:-
No bootable cd in ATAPI CD-ROM
Hard disk boot sector invalid
Press 'H' to retry hard disk any other key for floppy
Non system disk -- insert boot disk and press any key
Booting from removable media
A:\> -(flashing prompt)
When I type DIR at the 'A'prompt & press ENTER the following appear:
what is does this all mean.
I would be most grateful if anyone could guide me through this procedure.
Sorry to sound frustrated but just want to get it back to man/default status to give to my son!